The next meeting of the Hamilton Storytelling Circle will take place on MondayMay 25, 2009 from 7:30 PM to 9 PM, at the usual place (Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton).
Film Night at the GPAG
In the Studio/ Meeting Room
The Iron Giant
By Brad Bird
Rated PG (animated)
Friday May 15, 2009 @ 7pmBased upon the 1968 story Iron Man by the British poet laureate Ted
Hughes. This animated film is about a giant metal machine that drops
from the sky and frightens a small town in Maine in 1958. The giant
finds a friend named Hogarth and ultimately its own humanity and saves
the townspeople of their fears and prejudices. More »
Xtracurricular: A High School Art Exhibition
May 22—June 7, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday May 22 from 4– 6pm
Xtracurricular is an annual exhibition that features artwork by local high school students and their teachers. This is our chance to showcase the work of the talented individuals who will be our next generation of regional artists. The exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in a variety of media from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and photography. More »
Artist Talk and Workshop: Alex Metcalf
Sunday 24 May 2009, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
Join us for a family-friendly talk and tour with British artist Alex Metcalf, whose Tree Listening Installation will be on view in Gairloch Gardens. A free hands-on art workshop for children will be offered in conjunction with the talk. www.oakvillegalleries.com/current-talks.htm. More »
Listening to Trees
A fundraiser for Urban TREE Research and Education
Saturday 23 May 2009, 1 to 6 pm
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
Cost: $25 (tickets are limited)
Tickets are available by contacting Maple Hill Tree Services: 905.824.2100 More »
Artist Talk: An Evening with Michelle Gay
Wednesday 20 May 2009, 8 pm
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
Cost: $5 (includes refreshments)
Join us for a tour of Oakville Galleries’ current exhibition, Interfaces and Operating Systems with artist Michelle Gay and curator Marnie Fleming, followed by cocktails overlooking Gairloch Gardens in full bloom. www.oakvillegalleries.com/current-talks.htm More »
Half the Sky Theatre presents
by Diane Flacks
Random Acts – Third hit show by Toronto playwright Diane Flacks toured across Canada to rave reviews and was adapted for a CBC TV special. This fictional story of a motivational speaker who is pushed in front of a bus in a Random Act of violence explores issues of fate, the meaning behind suffering, love and our faith in cultural gurus. A host of other characters whose lives have been affected by this motivational speaker bring to light some pieces of the puzzle as they voice their responses to the random injustices they themselves have fallen prey to.* More »
May 30 at 8 pm, $10 at the door, at The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton. Tiny Bill Cody is the alter-ego of Hamilton singer-songwriter and artist Tor Lukasik-Foss.
The Coming Changes, the band’s new cd, is a cycle of songs arranged for voice, guitar, sound loops, and drum machine. expressing the intimate side effects caused by love, lament, and encroaching technology. More »
Echo Mile is a dynamic 6-piece musical powerhouse from Hamilton: Jason Brandow – acoustic guitar, vocals; Marcy Hull – vocals; Jenny Lockman - keyboards, vocals; Tom Shea - electric Guitar, vocals; Adam Payne – bass; Amy Wark - drums, vocals. Evocative, intelligent songs that move seamlessly between adult contemporary, singer-songwriter, alternative, jam band, blues, jazz, and pop stylings. Echo Mile website on CBC Radio3. At The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Friday, May 29, 8:30. $10 at the door
Friday, May 22. The Undesirables / Dala: Doors open 7:30; show starts at 8:00. $18 in advance. $20 at the door. at The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street Hamilton. Two duos from Toronto.
Dala, an acoustic duo — Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther.
The Undesirables, roots music / blues / folk, are Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton. More »
Artword Theatre presents “Theatre +”, a theatrical double-bill based on two fascinating texts. Saturday May 23 at 8:00 pm $10 at the door.
at The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street.
#1: “One Night, the Rain”, a theatrical adaptation created and performed by Aktina Stathaki and Jerome Simeon based on a short story “Maria dos Prazeres” by G.G. Marquez. Maria, a 70-year-old whore, is haunted by a dream that she is going to die soon. Despite her natural love for life, Maria now lives only to prepare for her death, making countless visits to her grave plot with her little dog. Then one night, in her encounter with a young man, she rediscovers the beauty and intensity of desire.
#2: “Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy”. Is poetry subversive? In 1953 U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy thought so. Directed by Ronald Weihs, this reading is based on testimony from the US Committee hearing and the poems of renowned Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Performed by the Artword Theatre Ensemble. A remount of Artword’s Black History month presentation.
RALPH CATERINI LORNE TOEWS FABIO GASBARRI: paintings
May 8 – June 7
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 7-10 pm (JAMES NORTH ART CRAWL NITE)
featuring appetizers by WILD ORCHID…also see Diane Cizek’s paintirgs at Christ’s Church Cathedral.
gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12 – 5
you me gallery, 330 James Street North, Hamilton (905) 523-7754, www.youmegallery.ca
Join in the effort to help the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake. www. hamiltonearthquakerelief.ca
Cheques or cash accepted in person at the McMaster Downtown Centre, 50 Main Street East. More »
6 Classic 1920s Silent Films Presented with Live Original Scores by
Composer/Pianist Robert Bruce More »
May Day Celebration
The Factory: Hamilton Media Arts Centre May Day screening is a look at several films covering issues of work, worker’s rights and experiences in Canada. The selection of films presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada cover over thirty years of work and workers challenges. Pretend You’re Wearing a Barrel (1978) documents the struggles of a single mother of five to get a good job and maintain her family in a man’s work world. More »
May 9 Hamilton 24-Hour Film Festival
Gala Screening and VIP Reception
Hamilton’s most exciting film festival is back for a second year! This year’s festival will feature the 24-hour filmmaking competition, celebrity judges, over $5500 in incredible prizes, red carpets, free workshops, screenings, and much more! This event brings the glitz and energy of the film industry to Hamilton’s downtown! We have nearly 30 registered filmmaking teams from Hamilton, Grimsby, Ancaster, Flamborough, Dundas, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, and Toronto. More »
The Bhadra Collective
May 9: Afternoon Workshop: 2 to 4, $20 pay at the door.
AN AFTERNOON OF SACRED SOUND With Dennis Gaumond
May 9: Evening Performance: 8:30 $15 pay at the door
DENNIS GAUMOND and THE BHADRA COLLECTIVE
“Devoted to the infusion of compassionately slinky, divinely gritty and bodaciously sensual vibrations into the planet’s morphogenetic grid.” More »
A screening of two films about life in Guatemala and Nicaragua
Sponsored by the Guatemalan Working Group of OPIRG McMaster, Companer@s North South, and The Pearl Company.
OFF THE RADAR: A documentary by Terry Asma
RECYCLED LIFE: A documentary by Leslie Iwerks
Friday May 8th, 2009, 7:30 pm at The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street @ King William. Free and all welcome. Music by classical/flamenco guitarist Gary Santucci. For more information: opirg (at) mcmaster (dot) ca or 905-525-9140 ext. 27289 More »
In celebration of mothers everywhere, Tapestry Bistro presents “The Mamas Show”.
An exhibition of local art, with special pairings of Tapestry staff and their moms.
Opening Celebrations: Sunday May 3rd, from 3 to 7 pm.
May 1st to 31st
Rosemary J Brown, pastel artist More »
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde.
presented by Galt Little Theatre
47, Water St. S. , Cambridge.
opening Thursday, April 30th. May 1st, 2nd, *3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th. More »
The last play of the season for Elora Community Theatre
opens this Friday, May 1:
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points
Written by Keith Roulston and Directed by Gary Seibert.
This is a Canadian play from the early days of the Blyth Festival and looks with humour at a small town whose identity and heritage are threatened by a new proposed highway. More »
Village Theatre Waterdown in association with Studio Babette Puppet Theatre
announces a fantastic, funny puppet play with music
A Royal Pain
From a script by Katarzyna Lengren
Director Marie Franek, Musical Director MJ Russell, Producer Nea Reid More »
The 35 artists of the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre have been busy in their studios this past winter creating wonderful works of art in various media ranging from, wood, stone, clay, glass, fabric, oil, watercolour, pastel and much more. Now that spring is finally here they invite you to an exclusive preview Friday May 1, between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, where you have the opportunity to purchase high quality, original artwork at affordable prices.If you cannot attend the Friday evening don’t worry the open house will continue from Saturday May 2 through Sunday May 3, 12:00pm to 5pm. More »
Tango Academy is proud to announce Hamilton’s first Tango Festival 2009. Please feel free to invite your friends and be a part of the celebration. Visit www.gtaTANGO.com for more details.
Sunday, May 24, at Fenian Films, 211 Lock Street S., Hamilton.
Tango Show and Dance, 8 pm – 12 midnight.
$20 advance, $25 at door More »
The Regal Dixielanders
Friday, May 1: A 6 piece band playing “Swinging Happy Music”. They played
The Pearl in November and it is so true!
Doors Open: 8:30 Performance begins: 9:00. $10 at the door